War scene from WWI created by Peter Fielding for the Hobart Model Train Show.
This week’s challenge has been more than usually challenging as it has not stopped raining here since Tuesday, apricots are not in season and I ate the last apple in the house yesterday. Time to think outside the square.
First I jumped in my time machine and travelled back to April. I’m sure it is no surprise to anyone that my calendar features trains.
Oops I went too far! These apples were from April last year.
Hastily returning to the present I searched for more items. Here is one from the freezer and another from my bookshelves.
Finally a quick hop to the Op Shop or at least to my Op Shop photo file turned up some kitchen appliances. What a good thing I am always taking pictures of the stock.
Today I have a few more pictures I took on my walk around Sacred Heart Catholic School and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Geeveston. I found some great which ways there.
At the back of the cemetery is a path that I thought must be lead to another part of the school property. Apparently I’m not the only person who thought so. It is private property and most likely it is part of the farm that I can see behind my house. The owners decided that they needed to make that clear.
OK I get it! I won’t go in there. The path in the next picture does not seem to have a great deal of use. It runs roughly along the boundary between the school and the power sub station next door. I usually walk this way to visit the cemetery as it is closer to my house.
This path was obviously intended for bike riding.
We had some lovely spring like weather until this challenge came out. Then guess what happened? Yes, it rained and rained so my photos this week were taken in the garden on Sunday 13 August.
When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?
My parent’s generation were always very particular about not wasting electricity and turning lights off when you left a room. I probably run more lights than I should for one person. I don’t see very well in the dark and my passage is long so I always leave a light on at night in case I have to get up to let Cindy out or go to the toilet. If I go out and know I will not be home until after dark I leave that light on as well as the front porch light. In the evening I will generally leave one of the two kitchen lights on as well as the living room light where I am sitting. I just don’t like stumbling around in the dark. I don’t generally leave lights on in the bedroom or other rooms I am not intending to use.
What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500?
$500 is not a fortune but it would buy me a return plane ticket to Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney with some change left over. I haven’t checked lately but it would probably buy a ferry trip to Melbourne from Devonport as well. If I didn’t want to leave Tasmania I could go to Strahan or Queenstown and ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway and cruise on the Gordon River. You can have quite a nice mini break for $500.
Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…
My very favourite thing would be not to use it at all. People say mobile phones make them feel connected but I don’t always want to be connected. When I am with other people they are always getting phone calls from their kids over things that would wait until they got home or phone calls about work when they are having time off. For me the mobile phone is just a tool. I use it to check on meeting times and places when I’m out and for a sense of security when I’m away from home as public phones are hard to find these days. I do have a few friends and family members who I will chat with on it because it is the most convenient way for us to communicate.
I don’t have a smart phone so my options for doing things with it are limited. I can connect to the internet but I can’t watch movies, bank, buy online or even check my email with a tiny flip phone. I prefer a tablet for that if I am away from home. The main thing I like to do with my mobile phone is to use it to send and receive text messages as that is what it is best at.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
We had some really sunny days last week which made it seem as if spring was not so far away. I went around my garden looking for signs of returning life. I can see buds on my deciduous trees and bulbs starting to poke their heads out of the ground at last. The jonquils are an inspiration. They have been flowering for weeks.
This bad photo is one of those ones that I kept because of the subject matter even though as a photo it is not very good. It was taken at a Hurricanes match that I went to with my friends Allyson and Matt a couple of years ago. Ally asked me to take a photo of her with Ricky Ponting but unfortunately where they were standing the floodlights really messed up the picture.